Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Essential Oils: New Perspectives in Human Health and Wellness


Publishing date
25 Apr 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Dec 2013

1Center for Integrative Medicine, Referring Center for Phytotherapy, Tuscany Region, Careggi University Hospital, University School of Medicine of Florence, Florence, Italy

2Centre for Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Central University of Punjab Bathinda, Punjab, India

3Institute of Pharmacognosy, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

4Laboratoire BAEBIB, UFR-SVT, Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

5Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA

6Referring Center for Phytotherapy, Tuscany Region, Careggi University Hospital University School of Medicine of Florence, Florence, Italy


Essential Oils: New Perspectives in Human Health and Wellness

Description

Essential oils are natural products, derived from aromatic plants, traditionally used all over the world for disinfection, as anti-inflammatory, relaxing, and stimulating substances, and with potential and modern exploitation in clinical medicine.

The earliest recorded mention of the techniques and methods used to produce essential oils is believed to be that of Ibn al-Baitar (1188–1248). The chemical composition of these essential oils varies widely depending upon the geographical location, botanical origin, genetics, bacterial endophytes, and extraction techniques. Essential oils are commonly used in food and cosmetic industries. They can be used as natural alternatives to synthetic preparations to prevent and treat infectious diseases. They are used traditionally to treat other diseases like respiratory tract, digestive system, gynecological, andrological, endocrine, cardiovascular, nervous system, and skin infections. Many of them have shown anticancer activities, too.

We are interested in articles that explore aspects of clinical and basic pharmacology, toxicology, biomedicine, and biotechnology of essential oils in human health and wellness. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Traditional aromatherapy
  • Chemical characterization and standard methods to control quality or profile typified of essential oils and their derivatives
  • Human clinical and experimental pharmacology and toxicology of essential oils
  • Safety, adverse reactions, interactions, and postmarketing surveillance of essential oils
  • Biomarkers/correlates on essential oils and their potential pharmacological actions
  • Botanics and agricultural practice regarding the production and manufacturing of essential oils relevant to human pharmacology/toxicology
  • Clinical assays to pharmaceutical products with essential oils in biotechnology
  • Identification of new biomedical targets of the biological response to essential oils
  • Essential oils in nanotechnology and nanomedicine
  • Essential oils in cosmetics and food/beverage production
  • Essential oils as safe biopesticides

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/eoils/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 467363
  • - Editorial

Essential Oils: New Perspectives in Human Health and Wellness

Fabio Firenzuoli | Vikas Jaitak | ... | Luigi Gori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 651593
  • - Review Article

Essential Oils Loaded in Nanosystems: A Developing Strategy for a Successful Therapeutic Approach

Anna Rita Bilia | Clizia Guccione | ... | Maria Camilla Bergonzi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 505204
  • - Research Article

Effect of Eugenol on Cell Surface Hydrophobicity, Adhesion, and Biofilm of Candida tropicalis and Candida dubliniensis Isolated from Oral Cavity of HIV-Infected Patients

Suelen Balero de Paula | Thais Fernanda Bartelli | ... | Sueli Fumie Yamada-Ogatta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 159819
  • - Review Article

Essential Oil of Artemisia annua L.: An Extraordinary Component with Numerous Antimicrobial Properties

Anna Rita Bilia | Francesca Santomauro | ... | Rosa Donato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 152487
  • - Research Article

Chemical Composition, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Thymus capitata Essential Oil with Its Preservative Effect against Listeria monocytogenes Inoculated in Minced Beef Meat

Nariman El Abed | Belhassen Kaabi | ... | Sami Ben Hadj Ahmed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 726341
  • - Review Article

Essential Oils for Complementary Treatment of Surgical Patients: State of the Art

Susanna Stea | Alina Beraudi | Dalila De Pasquale
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 573518
  • - Research Article

Exploring the Anti-Burkholderia cepacia Complex Activity of Essential Oils: A Preliminary Analysis

Isabel Maida | Antonella Lo Nostro | ... | Renato Fani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 954136
  • - Research Article

Hepatoprotective Effect of Pretreatment with Thymus vulgaris Essential Oil in Experimental Model of Acetaminophen-Induced Injury

Renata Grespan | Rafael Pazinatto Aguiar | ... | Roberto Kenji Nakamura Cuman
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